Learn the skills needed to enjoy hockey more than ever with our IP Fundamental Skills program.

The IP Fundamental Skills program is dedicated to teaching the foundational skills needed by all hockey players, in a once-per-week format designed to supplement their minor hockey program as an IP or Junior Fundamentals player.

The core focus of the program is an emphasis on proper skating technique, as players will work on developing the basic mechanisms of a strong and efficient skating stride and improving balance and agility. Over the course of the program, lessons will include forward and backwards stride, starts & stops, crossovers, and tight turns. Instructors will also introduce the key concepts of passing, shooting, and maintaining puck control, in order to ensure well-rounded development.

Our qualified instructors will correct and properly demonstrate each skill in a fun and comfortable learning environment, designed to increase each player’s confidence and enjoyment. Skaters will work in small groups at stations with extended times to increase the number of repetitions, with constant error detection and correction from instructors. Our lesson plans are designed to be fun for all participants and feature great instructor-to-participant ratios in order to ensure personalized feedback and proper support for all players.

We believe that perfection and excellence comes through repetition and as such all subsequent sessions while following the same basic program outline and structure will focus on, with new drills and other small variations, the same basic course outline.

Is the program you are looking for full? Join our Senators Hockey Program Waitlist


Ages:2017 to 2019
Cost:$160 for 4 week Sept program. $400 for 10 week Oct-Dec program, $480 for 12 week Sept-Dec program
Skill Requirements:Players must be able to stand up and move on their own.

The Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs are excited to announce a special OSHP Senators ticket rate for all our fall program participants! By registering for any of our 4, 10 or 12-week fall programs you’ll have the ability to add either 2 or 4 tickets to an Ottawa Senators home game this fall at our special OSHP rate.

NOTE: Tickets are optional and at an additional cost and will be for tier 4 games in October & December. Single session drop-in participants are not eligible. For more information on the ticket options, please click here!


Fall 2023

BELL Sensplex



IP Fundamental Skills Curriculum

WeeksSkating SkillsPuck Skills
1Hockey stance, balance, hand positioning & knee flexionBasic puck handling & control in motion
2Backwards stride, turns, balance & stoppingShooting (Stationary and in motion)
3Balance, turns & introduction to pivotsStationary passing & puck handling
4Tight turns, crossovers & balanceOpen ice puck handling & passing in motion
5Edges (Inside, outside, gliding edges), tight turns & transitionsPassing & puck control in a crowd
6Tight turns, backwards skating & turnsPuck control, puck handling in motion
7Tight turns, backwards stride, stopping & transitionsPuck handling & passing in motion
8Review of all skillsReview of all skills


All of our hockey programs require full equipment to be provided by the parent/guardian. No child shall participate without: Hockey skates, CSA-approved helmet (with cage), neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, jock or jill, shin pads, hockey gloves and a hockey stick. Mouth guards are optional.


Please call 613 599 0222 or email [email protected] for more information regarding schedule. E-mails with scheduling and general information go out one week prior to the start date.

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

Click here to return to our main Youth Hockey Programs webpage.

CoachThem is the official practice planning and drill design software of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs.